The SABC has confirmed it has appointed former journalist Chris Maroleng as its chief operating officer (COO) with effect from February 1."Mr Maroleng has demonstrated considerable management and financial acumen and he is familiar with the cutting-edge Fourth Industrial Revolution issues the SABC needs to embrace going forward. He understands SA’s legislative and regulatory environment and his knowledge of broadcasting on the continent is invaluable as the SABC develops its coverage of, and in, Africa," the SABC said on Tuesday.Maroleng was, until recently, the group executive for corporate affairs at MTN.He said: "I accept the position at the SABC with deep humility and appreciate the confidence the board has shown in me. I look forward to playing a role, as part of an executive team, in transforming the SABC into a world-class public broadcaster that is responsive to the needs of all South Africans."The SABC, which is facing its worst financial crisis to date, has not had a perma...

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